Wednesday, June 17, 2009

CONTEST #1: What's Wrong With This Picture???

Most of the television shows produced today have a fairly decent budget...especially the "hits" where a large fan base brings in high advertising revenue. To keep the fans coming back, dramas in particular pay close attention to making their show as "realistic" as possible, typically hiring consultants to make sure that what they are showing accurately reflects real life experiences.

For the past decade ER and Grey's Anatomy have been two of the most popular US hospital dramas. Medical consultants are a given at this level. Take a look at the following clips from both of these shows...both show an ambulance arriving at the ER with a young child.

Two questions: What's right with these pictures? ...and more important what's wrong?

video video

(scenes © ER and Grey's Anatomy, all rights reserved. A special thanks to Young Estate Studios for creating these clips and making this possible)

What's right?

  • You are seeing a totally accurate picture of what happens today. Clearly someone was holding the child during transport - whether the parent strapped to a stretcher or the EMT or paramedic who is getting off the ambulance holding the child. Regardless, they did not unstrap the child and pick them up to hop out of the ambulance. The consultant got it right.

What's wrong?

  • The consultant got it right - someone was holding that child on the ambulance while transporting them to the hospital. Noone has strapped that child in and currently there's no law - at least in the US as well as in a number of other countries - requiring them to do so. It is not the medic's fault, for very little is available in terms of equipment to safely secure young children on ambulances. But what if that child needed CPR? Or even more important, what happens to that child if the unimaginable were to happen and that ambulance were to be hit?

Maybe they're safer in an ambulance than a car? If we consider that we are highly likely to be going above the speed limit around curves and passing through intersections against the flow of traffic, I'm not sure I believe that. Also I can say without a doubt there is at least 1 child I know of that will never attend public school because we did not keep her secure in the back of an ambulance. So clearly what we're doing is not working, but until we're ready to say "this is unacceptable" nothing will change.

So are we ready??? Is 1 child's life enough for us to do something???

If you agree with me that the answer is yes...then let's do something about it... Together we can get the message out about keeping kids safe on ambulances... Oh and hey, for the people working the hardest talking to all their followers, there just might be a little something coming your way!

***HERE'S HOW IT WORKS***

The prize: a little something cool - for you truly cool people to thank you for helping out:

  • To one winner - a summer of weekly Frappuccinos (or at least $50 worth on a loaded Starbucks card)
  • To two second place winners - a month of Frappuccinos (or $25 worth on a Starbucks card)

MANDATORY for entry:

  1. You must leave a comment with your twitter URL and a valid email address and tweet this: Starbucks Giveaway! RT @PediatricSafety We need to transport kids safely on ambulances-things have got to change http://ow.ly/auXc

And for EXTRA entries: (please leave a comment for each)

  1. Follow me on twitter @pediatricsafety
  2. Follow KiddiesCorner on twitter @KiddiesCorner
  3. Tweet the following: Starbucks Giveaway! RT @PediatricSafety We need to transport kids safely on ambulances-things have got to change http://ow.ly/auXc (You may tweet daily - 1 entry each)
  4. Follow my blog http://pedsafe.blogspot.com/ (1 entry) - please make sure to verify your email
  5. Follow KiddiesCorner Deals Blog http://kiddiescornerdeals.blogspot.com/ (1entry)
  6. Click on the “Share This” at the bottom of this post & submit this to your favorite social network (1 entry)
  7. Blog about this giveaway and link to this post http://ow.ly/auXc (3 entries)

Contest Rules -

Giveaway is open to USA and Canada readers only. Giveaway starts Friday June 19, 2009 and ends at noon EST Friday July 3, 2009. Please leave email address or make sure it's on your profile or you won't win. You will have 48 hours to email me if you win. Winner chosen using random.org. Good Luck to all entrants!

Finally - for a special prize...I needed a mom who knew how to run contests to help me run this one... so to thank the amazing mom who is helping make this possible, I'd like to send a little personal frappuccino heaven as well - a $20 Starbucks gift card and a huge thank you!

Welcome to our first contest of the summer - we hope to run many more ...because here at Pediatric Safety we firmly believe that ONE OUCH IS TOO MANY!!

****CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS****

1ST PRIZE: Stefanie Hartman

2ND PRIZES: Eve and JanetFaye

I will be emailing you shortly with the details.

Enjoy your Starbucks...and Thanks for helping us spread the word about keeping kids safe on ambulances!! Also special thanks to Nichol at Kiddiescornerdeals.blogspot.com for help running this contest!!

340 comments:

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Eve said...

I Follow you on twitter @pediatricsafety

(shopgurl is my username)

Eve said...

I Follow twitter @kiddiescorner

(shopgurl is my username)

Eve said...

I follow your blog

Eve said...

I blogged: http://sweetqt.wordpress.com/2009/06/28/win-a-starbucks-gc/

Eve said...

I follow this blog

Eve said...

I follow kiddies corner

Eve said...

I shared this on my favorite social network: twitter

http://twitter.com/shopgurl/statuses/2377301865

icefairy said...

Tweeted
http://twitter.com/luckytoddler/status/2377461221

janetfaye said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/Janetfaye/status/2377504924

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I follow on Twitter - Janetfaye

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I follow KiddiesCorner - Janetfaye

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I follow your blog - janetfaye

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I follow KiddiesCorner Deals Blog - janetfaye

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Badger Momma said...

I tweeted.

http://twitter.com/badgermomma
badgermomma at gmail dot com

http://twitter.com/badgermomma/statuses/2376491846

Dwalline said...

http://twitter.com/dwalline/statuses/2377606862

janetfaye said...

1. I blogged:
http://blog-giveaways.blogspot.com/2009/06/pediatric-safety-starbucks-giveaway.html

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

2. I blogged:
http://blog-giveaways.blogspot.com/2009/06/pediatric-safety-starbucks-giveaway.html

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

3. I blogged:
http://blog-giveaways.blogspot.com/2009/06/pediatric-safety-starbucks-giveaway.html

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Dwalline said...

I follow you on twitter



www.twitter.com/dwalline

Dwalline said...

I follow @KiddiesCorner on twitter



www.twitter.com/dwalline

Amanda said...

I tweeted at http://twitter.com/agafford!

lilgaffy23@sbcglobal.net

Amanda said...

I follow you on Twitter!

lilgaffy23@sbcglobal.net

Amanda said...

I follow KiddiesCorner on Twitter!

lilgaffy23@sbcglobal.net

Amanda said...

I follow your blog!

lilgaffy23@sbcglobal.net

Amanda said...

I follow KiddiesCorner Deals' blog!

lilgaffy23@sbcglobal.net

womenwhowinenter said...

Tweet! http://twitter.com/sweepstakesgirl/status/2377590060. :) --Michelle, blogattoday[-at]gmaildotcom

womenwhowinenter said...

I follow you on Twitter! I'm @sweepstakesgirl! --Michelle, blogattoday[-at]gmaildotcom

Amanda said...

I clicked on StumbleUpon at the bottom of this post!

lilgaffy23@sbcglobal.net

womenwhowinenter said...

I follow @@KiddiesCorner on Twitter! I'm @sweepstakesgirl! --Michelle, blogattoday[-at]gmaildotcom

womenwhowinenter said...

I'm following your blog!! =D --Michelle, blogattoday[-at]gmaildotcom

Badger Momma said...

I've blogged.

http://badgermomma.blogspot.com/2009/06/ambulance-safety-and-starbucks-giveaway.html

Entry #1

Badger Momma said...

I've blogged.

http://badgermomma.blogspot.com/2009/06/ambulance-safety-and-starbucks-giveaway.html

Entry #2

Badger Momma said...

I've blogged.

http://badgermomma.blogspot.com/2009/06/ambulance-safety-and-starbucks-giveaway.html

Entry #3

Badger Momma said...

I follow you on Twitter.

Badger Momma said...

I follow Kiddies Corner Deals on Twitter.

Badger Momma said...

I've tweeted for my extra entry today.

http://twitter.com/badgermomma/statuses/2378322529

Badger Momma said...

I follow your blog.

Badger Momma said...

I follow Kiddies Corner Deals Blog

Badger Momma said...

I've shared this post by submitting it to Technorati.

MamabearMills said...

https://twitter.com/mamabear123/status/2380336309 rt

DG said...

Day 5 tweet http://twitter.com/Dreamer08/status/2381005895


dreamzz12{at}aol{dot}com

Beth said...

I tweeted today

Marin said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/MarinOBrien/status/2381192747

Cindy B. of Montana said...

6/28 tweet
https://twitter.com/sendtocindy/status/2382998059

Dwalline said...

OOPs my email is dwalline at gmail dot com

http://www.twitter.com/dwalline/statuses/2385561631

janetfaye said...

6/29 Tweet:
http://twitter.com/Janetfaye/status/2385781688

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

momof3dolls said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/momof3dolls/status/2385876116

Marin said...

TweeT:
http://twitter.com/MarinOBrien/status/2386902598

Leslie M. said...

LeslieVeg left a Monday tweet
http://twitter.com/LeslieVeg/status/2387706153

Leslie
LeslieVeg@msn.com
http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

Amanda said...

6/29 Tweet: http://twitter.com/agafford/statuses/2393534210

lilgaffy23@sbcglobal.net

DG said...

day 6 tweet: http://twitter.com/Dreamer08/status/2394800610

dreamzz12{at}aol{dot}com

Badger Momma said...

RT 6/29

http://twitter.com/badgermomma/statuses/2395320664

Beth said...

I tweeted today:https://twitter.com/IWFriends/status/2397771030

Cindy B. of Montana said...

6/29 tweet http://twitter.com/sendtocindy/status/2398535610

icefairy said...

Tweeted
http://twitter.com/luckytoddler/status/2377461221

Marin said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/MarinOBrien/status/2402740318

Leslie M. said...

LeslieVeg left a Tues Tweet
http://twitter.com/LeslieVeg/status/2403741860
Leslie
LeslieVeg@msn.com
http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

Datura Rose said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/tribecca/status/2403867187

Datura Rose said...

I follow you on twitter. tribecca

Datura Rose said...

I follow KiddiesCorner on twitter. tribecca

Datura Rose said...

I follow KiddiesCorner Deals Blog

Datura Rose said...

resenn (at) gmail (dot) com

momof3dolls said...

forgot my tweet comment for 6/29
http://twitter.com/momof3dolls/status/2385876116

momof3dolls said...

tweeted today 6/30
http://twitter.com/momof3dolls/status/2406506865

Roxy said...

I follow your blog

bm1carson@gmail.com

Roxy said...

I follow you on twitter

Simplydevine3 is my twitter name

bm1carson@gmail.com

Roxy said...

I tweeted this twice, once for your blog and once for Kiddies corner

simpldevine3 is my twitter name

bm1carson@gmail.com

Roxy said...

I follow kiddie corner blog

bm1carson@gmail.com

Roxy said...

I blogged about this giveaway and pediatric safety on my blog under great giveaways

http://roxy-littlelovebugs.blogspot.com/

bm1carson@gmail.com

Amanda said...

6/30 Tweet
https://twitter.com/agafford/status/2407903171

lilgaffy23@sbcglobal.net

Cindy B. of Montana said...

6/30 tweet http://twitter.com/sendtocindy/status/2409412319

Beth said...

I tweeted today: https://twitter.com/IWFriends/status/2413052234

Shawna said...

I tweeted here:
http://twitter.com/couponldyonline/status/2413782826

shawna at couponladyonline dot com

Shawna said...

I blogged here:
http://www.couponladyonline.com/2009/06/great-giveaways.html

shawna at couponladyonline dot com

Entry #1

Shawna said...

I blogged here:
http://www.couponladyonline.com/2009/06/great-giveaways.html

shawna at couponladyonline dot com

Entry #2

Shawna said...

I blogged here:
http://www.couponladyonline.com/2009/06/great-giveaways.html

shawna at couponladyonline dot com

Entry #3

CC said...

tweet https://twitter.com/speech_hero/status/2414153579

Marin said...

Tweet!
http://twitter.com/MarinOBrien/status/2419342445

Leslie M. said...

LeslieVeg is following you on Twitter and left a Wed Tweet
http://twitter.com/LeslieVeg/status/2420298981
Leslie
LeslieVeg@msn.com
http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

janetfaye said...

7/1 Tweet:
http://twitter.com/Janetfaye/status/2420375757

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Sarah said...

tweeted

https://twitter.com/SmallSlice/status/2421552732

pennypincher said...

daily tweet Wednesday
http://twitter.com/DIDIJOJO/status/2423975098
jdkcdill@yahoo.com

momof3dolls said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/momof3dolls/status/2427429071

Badger Momma said...

RT 7/1

http://twitter.com/badgermomma/statuses/2427670101

Amanda said...

7/1 Tweet
http://twitter.com/agafford/status/2429637814

lilgaffy23@sbcglobal.net

A happy heart at home said...

Here's my tweet:
http://twitter.com/Susan55/status/2432766674

~Susan

ahappyheartathome (at) gmail (dot) com

A happy heart at home said...

I just followed you on twitter.

~Susan

ahappyheartathome (at) gmail (dot) com

flthylittlequeen said...

Here's my initial entry w/ tweet:

http://twitter.com/fashionablegal/status/2433565093

savethemasses@hotmail.com

flthylittlequeen said...

Following @pediatric safety (id- fashionablegal).

savethemasses@hotmail.com

flthylittlequeen said...

Following @kiddiescorner (id- fashionablegal).

savethemasses@hotmail.com

PsychMamma said...

I follow you at Twitter!

(PsychMamma)

PsychMamma said...

Tweeted!

http://twitter.com/PsychMamma/status/2435982375

PsychMamma said...

Stumbled!

(PsychMamma = username)

PsychMamma said...

Follow your blog!

PsychMamma said...

Follow KiddiesCorner blog!

PsychMamma said...

Follow KiddiesCorner @ Twitter

Marin said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/MarinOBrien/status/2436314659

Stefanie Hartman said...

Yes, I agree and tweeted id keepsakebaby

http://twitter.com/keepsakebaby/status/2437113898

fhartman@frontiernet.net

Stefanie Hartman said...

follow you on twitter id keepsakebaby

fhartman@frontiernet.net

Stefanie Hartman said...

follow Kiddies Corner on twitter id keepsakebaby

fhartman@frontiernet.net

Stefanie Hartman said...

follow your blog

fhartman@frontiernet.net

Stefanie Hartman said...

follow Kiddies Corner blog

fhartman@frontiernet.net

Leslie M. said...

LeslieVeg left a Thursday Tweet
http://twitter.com/LeslieVeg/status/2438575059
Leslie
LeslieVeg@msn.com
http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

pennypincher said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/DIDIJOJO/status/2438718479
jdkcdill@yahoo.com

janetfaye said...

7/2 Tweet:
http://twitter.com/Janetfaye/status/2443997853

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Shannon said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/PotamusPrefers/status/2444023769

Donna said...

I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/donnak4/status/2444421368

Donna said...

I follow you on twitter. (donnak4)

Donna said...

I follow @KiddiesCorner on twitter.(donnak4)

Donna said...

I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/donnak4/status/2444496035
donna444444@yahoo.com

Donna said...

Follow KiddiesCorner Deals Blog.
donna444444@yahoo.com

Donna said...

Follow your blog Deals Blog.
donna444444@yahoo.com

CC said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/speech_hero/status/2444629278

Badger Momma said...

RT 7/2

http://twitter.com/badgermomma/statuses/2444800532

Beth said...

I tweeted today: http://twitter.com/IWFriends/status/2445654480

Kim said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/kgail11/status/2446258061

Kim said...

blog follower

momof3dolls said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/momof3dolls/status/2446260766

Kim said...

follow Kiddie Corner blog

"Miss" Anita said...

I did the mandatory tweet. http://twitter.com/HSBSuzanne/status/2446901713

roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com

"Miss" Anita said...

I follow you on Twitter (HSBSuzanne)

roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com

"Miss" Anita said...

I follow KiddiesCorner on Twitter (HSBSuzanne)

roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com

"Miss" Anita said...

I follow your blog.

roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com

"Miss" Anita said...

I follow KiddieCorner Deals blog.

roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com

pmradio said...

I tweeted at http://twitter.com/pmradio/status/2447327970

pmradio AT gmail (dot) com

pmradio said...

I am following @PediatricSafety on Twitter

pmradio said...

I am following KiddiesCorner on twitter @KiddiesCorner

jtrophy said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/jtrophy/status/2448223027 @jtrophy

ck me out too at www.icoulduseadeal.blogspot.com

I'm trying to build subscribers :)

jtrophy said...

I'm following you on twitter

@jtrophy
www.icoulduseadeal.blogspot.com

jtrophy said...

following @KiddiesCorner

also !

@jtrophy

Amanda said...

7/2 Tweet

http://twitter.com/agafford/status/2448335335

lilgaffy23@sbcglobal.net

"Miss" Anita said...

roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com

I blogged about it. (entry 1 of 3)

http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/Suzanne/704646/

"Miss" Anita said...

roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com

I blogged about it. (entry 2 of 3)

http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/Suzanne/704646/

"Miss" Anita said...

roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com

I blogged about it. (entry 3 of 3)

http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/Suzanne/704646/

Cindy B. of Montana said...

7/2 tweet http://twitter.com/sendtocindy/status/2449551442

pennypincher said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/DIDIJOJO/status/2449866903
jdkcdill@yahoo.com

Badger Momma said...

RT for final day, 7/3.

http://twitter.com/badgermomma/statuses/2450650582

Leslie M. said...

Wonderful Giveaway, Wonderful Cause!!!!
LeslieVeg left a Friday Tweet
http://twitter.com/LeslieVeg/status/2452918009
Leslie
LeslieVeg@msn.com
http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

momof3dolls said...

last tweet:)
http://twitter.com/momof3dolls/status/2453796749

"Miss" Anita said...

roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com

I tweeted about this, one last time. :)

http://twitter.com/HSBSuzanne/status/2455387522

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